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Stove choice for small house

Discussion in 'Firewood, Heating and Wood Burning Equipment' started by Haywire Haywood, Feb 23, 2019.

  1. Ryan'smilling

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    If BK makes a stove that's small enough, that'd be great. I have two friends with princesses in WA that love them.
     
  2. Haywire Haywood

    Haywire Haywood Fiscal Conservative Social Retard

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    Looks like their dealer network is bigger than it used to be, but still none in Kentucky. They're all around, but are afraid to cross the line. LOL
     
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    To funny! May be worth the drive. Take a peek at the Ashford in the small model also. Actually the 30 series models with the same names are highly respected and most guys go that route. My place is so small I decided on the 20. I believe the next step is the new Boxer 24 model. Measurably larger than the 20 box but fits in between the 20 series and Princess I believe. I have one sitting here waiting to be installed. Very few reviews on it that I have found so far.
     
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    Haywire Haywood Fiscal Conservative Social Retard

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    It's a long way down the road just yet. We might have a home nuclear power plant that I can fuel with banana peels in 10 year's time. This speculation is entertaining to pass the time on a boring Saturday.
     
  5. Wood Doctor

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    You could try a small pot belly stove. Antiques are out there, sometimes called (caboose stoves) and newer ones can be found for less than $400. However, they require a short log (14" or less) and they kick out surprising heat.
     
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    a Quadrafire , I run a 3100 step top in my 1550sq ft house.

    you can choke it down once going good and probably get you through the night or close too it. if you get up once in the night you can make it.

    but it may also cook you out but you can always open a window

    Kentucky doesn't really get that cold , we average about 20 here in the winter Dec , Jan , Feb , first half of march we may see a few days in the 30s and we generally see a week or two below zero to 20-30 below zero

    but on the average day in my old 1 1/2 story feeding 3-4 hours during the day and 4 at night keeps the furnace off and the house around 72 I leave the furnace set to 67 so it kicks in if I sleep through the night.

    in a smaller better insulated house , burnt hot for the first fire of the morning then dampered down you could probably load every 6 hours

    Quadrafire is an EPA with reburn easy on the flue for cleaning and easy on the wood the only parts to replace seem to be door gasket and fire brick.

    had mine 12 years and I re-bricked it this year I replaced a few bricks 7 years ago but it was a floor model and I don't think moving it here after a few years on the show room floor helped the brick. a have a tile saw and got the bricks from the hardware store rebrick is about a 100-130 dollar job
     
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    https://www.blazeking.com/products/wood-stoves/princess-classic/

    Friend of mine just installed one of these. It does everything it advertises, kinda spendy but he loves it.

    My brother just installed a Drolet HT-2000, about a 1/3 the cost of the blaze king and still a very good stove. He can pull overnight burns if you load it up and choke it down, depending on the wood you'll either have a decent amount left in the morning or at least a good bed of hot coals that can be re-stoked with a few pieces of wood to get it back up to full temp again.
     
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    I like the Dutchwest. They come in 3 different sizes 2460, 2461, 2462, they are a catalytic stove so good for overnight burns, glass door. I like the additional side load door. In my 2462 I can use 22" logs and get a great 8-10 hr overnight burn when I damp everything down.
     
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    Hard to believe that the Dutchwest 2460 may become hard to find:
    https://woodstoves.net/vermont-castings/wood/dutchwest-catalytic-stove-2460.htm
     
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    All of those Dutchwest stoves have been discontinued.
     
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    Thats a shame, they are great stoves.
     
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    I have an old 1986 Suburban Woodcheif cabinet stove with the thermostat on it. I restored it 8 years ago and it gets 10-12 hour burns no problem. I have even had it go 20 hours a couple time when it wasn't so cold out. I just don't see the modern stoves being able to compare to that. Plus it has an ash pan with a separate door so I don't have to disturb the fire when cleaning out the ashes. It always puts out great heat and is very simple. I do like the looks of the newer stoves with the glass in front but have never seen one big enough for me to really like. I can throw 24" long splits in mine, I have customers that have issues with 16" pieces sometimes. Don't get anything small for non stop heat.
     
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    I have been using the fire view for 22 years. Soapstone is very nice heat, you can put a couple of pieces or fill her up. I normally have a stove temp of 300-325 after a 7 hour night. Plenty of coals just add wood and do it again. I think I used two matches from when I started burning in the fall. That was because of a good cleaning.
     
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    My wife grew up with a Waterford cast enamel and wanted something similar as it's the center piece of the living room. We ended up with a quadrafire Cumberland gap. Its a great stove with a good burn time. We are currently heating 2800sqft of well insulated space with good windows and decent doors. Its been a cold winter in Maine and we have been able to the house in the 70s all winter with no additional heat. We used the same stove to heat 1700sqft of not so well built home and use to freeze our asses off when it dipped below 10 degrees.
     
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    I like the toploader wood stoves like the tempwood. Very controllable burn wise. These steel stoves can be found at affordable prices used. Even if they need replacement firebrick. I been using these for 30 years now. I had one in my 24 x 28 garage with a 10’ ceiling. I could leave the 9’x9’ door open and the garage was still warm. Good thing about a flat top stove is you can cook on it.

    https://www.woodmanspartsplus.com/68/details/9603/Tempwood/9881.html
     

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